UPS launched its self-driving service in May, with a driver and engineer monitoring behind the wheel.
WeRide’s ride-hailing app became available on Android and iOS app stores starting Thursday.
The deal may signal that Chinese venture capital funds are once again favoring self-driving startups.
The new funds will be used to expand its long-haul service and develop a commercial self-driving truck.
The HD map maker advocates crowdsourcing to collect, contribute, and verify data.
Auto tech companies are stepping up efforts to roll out commercial self-driving taxi service to help recoup costs.
Apple has hired a “handful” of its hardware and software engineers to work at its special projects division.
Four major Chinese cities have allowed self-driving vehicle testing on designated roads.
The news follows a similar announcement made by rival Didi a day earlier.
TuSimple has been running daily routes for customers in Arizona and was last year given permission to test its trucks on selected roads in Shanghai.